Today’s guest is Anne Maxwell, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and founder of The Child and Family Therapy Play Center. She also founded the childfamilyplaytherapy.com website.
Anne has had extensive experienced dealing with “troubled,” “disabled” or “disadvantaged” children in her clinical career — but something was discovered by her: many of these disturbed or troubled children were, in actuality, highly gifted children who’d been misdiagnosed with one of the many fashionable designations used nowadays to try and fit the too sharp kids into the very dull system that is the US educational assembly-line.
Many of these kids, mislabeled with any one of the acronyms ending with “D” for disorder, were actually very bright youngsters driven into displaying symptoms of boredom, rebellion, disinterest or distraction due to them not fitting into a system that isn’t geared to deal with exceptional talent and doesn’t know how to correctly cater to them.
These gifted kids get stressed-out because they end up feeling they are not being heard or understood . . . but who doesn’t suffer when that occurs to them!
Out of this experience Anne has developed a system of tools and game playing routines that enable all children: gifted, normal or “different” to have the best brought out in them.
This is the second half of our interview with Anne, and in this show Anne discusses how you can “get it right” with your child. The things you can do, the tools you can use, to help your child develop its full potential and reap the rewards in life it is due.
Learn the characteristics of a gifted child.
Learn the Three Stages and Types of Childhood Development.
Learn how to find out what is “in your child’s universe/mind” . . . this instead of blaming or incorrectly assuming what’s going on.
Hear Anne address The 10 Keys to Joyful Parenting.
Anne gives you an exercise of how to help your child realize its infinite possibilities.
Did you know children are often so perceptively sensitive they take on others’ emotions?
Learn how to honor your child’s uniqueness and not mold it into society’s expectations.
Did you know that “behavior” is often a form of communication.
Get Anne’s list of tools for happy parenting that will benefit your child.